An example of a namesake is a son given the exact same name as his father.
- a person in relation to someone he or she is named after
- a person in relation to someone named after him or her
Origin of namesakeearlier name's sake
Origin of namesakeFrom the phrase for the name's sake.
- One who is named after another or for whom another is named.
- A person with the same name as another.
- A ship or a building that is named after someone or something